Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana. Although many businesses have been approved for limited reopening, some nonessential businesses will remain closed to the public. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced.
Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp are a local delicacy that originated in the kitchen of the Freeman & Harris Café, a historic black-owned restaurant that, at the time of its closing, was one of the oldest black-owned restaurants in the U.S. These large, succulent shrimp are stuffed with fiery Creole dressing, deep-fried and served with a spicy tartar sauce. Try them at Eddie's Seafood and Soulfood Restaurant (pictured), which was named one of the "Best Soul Food Restaurants in the South" by Southern Living in October 2015. Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp are also available at a number of other eateries around town.